SWINE FLU

'Hundreds' of NYC Kids Sick

Before Arlen Specter sucked all the air out of the news cycle, weren't we worried about something else? Oh right: The Associated Press is reporting that the number of confirmed swine flu cases in the United States has jumped to 64, and the new count includes "a number of hospitalizations," according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. There were 17 new cases found in New York City, four in Texas, and three in California. Seperately, the Associated Press reports that a coroner in L.A. is investigating whether the swine flu is responsible for two deaths in the city. A 33-year-old man and a 45-year-old man died within the past week after having symptoms.